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public advice for coronavirus

As the number of coronavirus cases in Greece rose health authorities called on people to stay at home and avoid exposure to potential infection.

14-03-2020

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Rethymno Carnival is cancelled

Rethymno has canceled all its scheduled Carnival festivities

28-02-2020

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Rethymno Carnival recycling program 'Every Can Counts'

     Contribute meaningfully to the "circular economy" during Rethymno Carnival ...

25-02-2020

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Rethymno’s Carnival 2020

Rethymno’s Carnival 2020. Rethymno, through every event organized., expresses its unique identity; an identity that respects its long history & traditions.   ...

28-01-2020

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Enjoy warm, peaceful and relaxing moments

      planning your vacations to avoid cold weather and escape the frigid temperatures,  Rethymno is the ideal place to warm up. ...

22-01-2020

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Magical Christmas in Rethymno!

  This year something magical is happening in Rethymno!

19-12-2019

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Municipal Garden of Rethymno

  The Municipal Garden of Rethymno is located right in the heart of Rethymno Town and is a true delight for visitors of all ages. ...

30-10-2019

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Rethymno at SENIOR exhibition in Stockholmsmassan Sweden

 The Municipality of Rethymno had a strong presence in the Grekland Panorama and Senior Expo organized in Stockholm between 1-3 October.

08-10-2019

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Rethymno, the ultimate Triathlon destination

Rethymno wrote its own history in triathlon! And the best is yet to come

07-10-2019

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Rethymno's Carnival will start in:

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  • The Carnival of Rethymno is a cultural event of creativity organized by the Municipality of Rethymno along with the valuable support of numerous volunteers.
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  • The Municipality of Rethymno revives one of its oldest cultural institutions, “The Cretan Diet Festival”. The events are clearly oriented to the promotion of awarded Cretan products, especially the local wine.
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  • The Renaissance Festival counts a long time of presence and continues to blend integrity and durability. It celebrates the period of Cretan Renaissance and attempts to revive it by a series of cultural activities.
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  • Spring weather is ideal for active visitors. Discover inland secrets and the wide variety of flora and fauna, by visiting gorges, mountainous villages, hiking trails, etc. Rethymno is a paradise for numerous excursions.
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  • Rethymno is an ideal destination not only for those who seek relaxation and to enjoy a holiday within an ultramodern infrastructure, but also for those who thirst for action, adventure and exploration, and above all seek contact with nature. Rethymno is the perfect fall escape.
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What To See and Do

Culture Tour

Culture Tour

From the Venetian historic center to the archaeological treasures of its Prefecture

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Rethymno Natour

Natour

Rethymno, has an amazing variety of flora, fauna & an amazing landscape to discover

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Pilgrimage Tour

Pilgrimage Tour

Byzantine monasteries and churches with rare frescoes and inestimable icons

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Active Tour

Active Tour

Imposing gorges, large number of caves, lush valleys, incredible beaches

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World Tourism Day is celebrated every year on the 27th of September. Its purpose is to bring global awareness of tourism’s social, cultural and economic value.

This year, the theme is “Tourism and Jobs: a better future for all”.

All around the world, the tourism sector is the leading source of employment, supporting many millions of jobs. At the same time, it is a catalyst for equality and inclusivity. In many places, tourism employment gives women, young people and those living in rural communities the chance to support themselves and their families and to integrate more fully into wider society. Tourism is a sector that allows quick entry into the workforce for youth, women and poor.  The tourism sector, therefore, is not only an engine for economic growth but also an effective tool for poverty alleviation and equal opportunities.

In Rethymno, we believe that the development of tourism is directly linked with community development. We want the local population to benefit from the development of tourism in our region. In the process of job creation, we make sure that our strategies for the development of tourism are not in conflict with the environment and have a minimal negative impact. We promote a Sustainable Tourism policy through various actions and initiatives, which has turned Rethymno into a “smart” city.  

 repeate visitors award awards WTD2019repeate visitors

Each year, the Municipality of Rethymno is rewarding the repeaters, the “Friends” of the city, who choose Rethymno as their favorite holiday destination for many years now and they still keep coming back.

 This year, as the theme of World Tourism Day 2019 is “Tourism and Jobs: a better future for all”, the Municipality of Rethymno has chosen to reward AGRECO Farms for its contribution to the job creation and tourism promotion of our city. The organic Agreco Farm promotes the traditional Cretan life and diet and offers unique hand-on experiences to its guests. At the same time, it employs a number of local producers and farmers, people that know best of all the famous Cretan way of life. 

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As we celebrate World Tourism Day, we recognize the transformative power of tourism. Together, we can evaluate tourism’s potential to build a better, more equal future!

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Rethymno’s timeless attractions and diverse landscapes, city architecture, museums, archaeological sites, endless sandy beaches and escapes to nearby villages will reward you with a rich cultural yet relaxed experience all year round. Step off of the beaten path into the untouched Greece of the past. Cultural pride and natural beauty – Rethymno offers the best of both.

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  tourism (@) rethymno.gr
  +30 28310 21459
  +30 28310 21459
  20 El. Venizelou Str, 74100, Rethymno

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